The UV Ink Market Continues to Thrive

By David Savastano, Editor | 03.24.22

Ink manufacturers anticipate further expansion, with UV LED the fastest-growing segment.

The use of energy-curable technologies (UV, UV LED and EB) has successfully grown in the graphic arts and other end use applications throughout the last decade. There are a variety of reasons for this growth –instant curing and environmental benefits being among two of the most frequently cited – and market analysts see further growth ahead.

In its report, “UV Cure Printing Inks Market Size and Forecast,” Verified Market Research puts the global UV curable ink market at US$1.83 billion in 2019, projected to reach US$3.57 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 8.77 % from 2020 to 2027. Mordor Intelligence placed the market for UV cured printing inks at US$1.3 billion in 2021, with a CAGR of more than 4.5% through 2027 in its study, “UV Cured Printing Inks Market.”

Leading ink manufacturers confirm this growth. T&K Toka specializes in UV ink, and Akihiro Takamizawa, GM for its Overseas Ink Sales Division, sees

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